Hip Op-eration crew win Age Concern award

  • 01/10/2014

The Kiwi seniors taking the world by storm with their hip hop moves have won an age dignity award.

Waiheke Island's Hip Op-eration crew, whose members range from 65 to 95 years of age, were on Wednesday named winners of the Age Concern Dignity Champion award.

The award recognises people who show a commitment to breaking down ageism and stereotypes and encourage respect.

The elderly crew are listed as the world's oldest dance troupe and made a huge impact with their dancing at the world hip-hop championships in Las Vegas.

Age Concern chief executive Robyn Scott says the Hip Op-eration crew did an amazing job of breaking down generational barriers.

"By using Hip Hop as a communication tool, the Hip Op-eration crew prove that age is not about limitations, it's about possibilities," she said.

The crew, brought together by Billie Jordan, are the subjects of a documentary movie, Hip Hop-eration, which was released in cinemas last week.

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source: newshub archive


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